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Column: Professional Coaching Is For Everyone

Column: Professional Coaching Is For Everyone

[Written by Lorene Phillips] There is a misconception that professional coaching is reserved for the elite [i.e., those in the C-Suite and those that can afford it]. Let me clear it up once and for all: The powerful and transformative outcome of coaching is available to everyone not just the privileged few. Access to a great professionally trained... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: Nomadic Worker Finances

Carla Seely Column: Nomadic Worker Finances

[Written by Carla Seely] I recently had friends leave the island after spending about ten months under a one-year ‘Work from Bermuda Certificate’, which allowed them to live on the island and contribute to the economy as ‘nomadic workers’ without taking jobs from the local workforce. Many countries have begun offering similar programs, including... Read more of this article

Column: MP Jache Adams On NSC Contract

Column: MP Jache Adams On NSC Contract

[Opinion column written by MP Jache Adams] The Trustees of the National Sports Centre [‘NSC’] have been exploring how to decrease their over half million dollar annual energy costs since 2017. The installation of an energy-saving microgrid system, projected to be completed by January 2022, will result in greater efficiency, significant savings and... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Democracy Allows Freedom Of Speech’

Column: ‘Democracy Allows Freedom Of Speech’

[Opinion column written by MP Michael Dunkley] It was a busy week all around and I was looking forward to some downtime on Saturday. However, after reading the recent Opinion piece by MP Jason Wade titled, “Let’s turn down the volume, Bermuda,” I felt compelled to respond for the good of the country. While any strong democracy allows... Read more of this article

Column: Pearman On Flags, Parties, Canvassing

Column: Pearman On Flags, Parties, Canvassing

[Opinion column written by OBA Shadow Minister for Legal Affairs and Transport Scott Pearman] As morning commutes go, my trip into town the other day gave me a reason to pause and think. Heading along Front Street, towards the flagpole, the billowing flag was at half-mast, and flying upside down. I pulled over to snap a quick photo, but the Corporation... Read more of this article

Column: Our Focus Is To Protect, Not To Punish

Column: Our Focus Is To Protect, Not To Punish

[Opinion column written by MP Jason Wade] As a member of our community, I am acutely aware of the discontent being spread on social media and otherwise regarding the mandatory hotel quarantine for unvaccinated passengers. I get why people are upset and why they are fatigued. I get that people want to move forward with less restrictions. I also get that... Read more of this article

Musical Review: The Tino Martinez Quintet

Musical Review: The Tino Martinez Quintet

[Written by Dale Butler] On Saturday, June 26th, under new Covid regulations, The Tino Martinez Quintet comet struck the Blue Waters Anglers’ Club on East Broadway with a ball of fire that excited two packed sessions with a variety of new songs that moved away from the traditional Bird, Miles, Monk, Coltrane and Ghandi Burgess genre of well-known... Read more of this article

Column: Dr Astwood On Why Wantley Matters

Column: Dr Astwood On Why Wantley Matters

[Opinion column written by Dr. Norma Cox Astwood] The history of Berkeley’s relationship with Wantley extends beyond the bricks and mortar that built those edifices. The history is what those buildings represent. To demolish Wantley is to further annihilate and deny Bermuda’s black population, and by extension all of Bermuda’s population, another... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: Sandwich Generation

Carla Seely Column: Sandwich Generation

[Written by Carla Seely] Are you the bread, meat or cheese – Struggles of the sandwich generation Have you ever been in a situation where you are trying to balance your own finances while having to shell out money to everyone else? The reality is that more and more people are facing difficult family scenarios, and that becomes far more emotional... Read more of this article

Column: Two Bermudas, Covid, Vaccine & More

Column: Two Bermudas, Covid, Vaccine & More

[Column written by PLP Senator Lindsay Simmons] The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over. The Delta variant is raging around the world and the unvaccinated are at particular risk. This new mutated variant is highly contagious and is already leading to more hospitalizations, including for younger people. Delta is now the dominant Covid spreading in the... Read more of this article

Column: The UWI Bermuda Open House

Column: The UWI Bermuda Open House

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] For hundreds of years, Bermuda and the Caribbean region have been inextricably linked. The very first indentured servants arrived on our shores in 1616 from the West Indies and the vast majority of enslaved persons of African descent in Bermuda were brought from various Caribbean islands. These slaves built... Read more of this article

Lorene Phillips: Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

Lorene Phillips: Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

[Written by Lorene Phillips] Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion [DEI] is a marathon not a sprint. Like my household, I am sure many of you experienced in April and May the frenzy of our university students and graduates alike as they began the mammoth tasks of applying for summer internship programs, scholarship awards and permanent jobs. Summer programs,... Read more of this article

Column: Learning The Different Types Of Moles

Column: Learning The Different Types Of Moles

[Column written by Dr Elena Hawryluk] As the summer beckons, it’s time to set our sights on family days in the sun. Whether your kids are heading to the beach, playing sports or having picnic, it’s important that you make sure their skin is safe from sunlight – especially if they have moles. Moles are small growths on the skin. Most moles are... Read more of this article